The Altered Echo Project in partnership with In Space and Time Records
are honored to present…

All tracks are mutations / re-interpretations of A Product of my Environment as composed by Jazzyspoon and released by In Space and Time Records.

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1 – A sum of the Product – Phomorian
2 – Daydreamwalkers – Vlantis Mutation
3 – Long Trip Home – Neuroscientist Mutation
4 – Bigger pictures – Neu KatalYst Mutation
5 – The Long Trip Home – c.db.sn Emotional Weight Mix
6 – Daydreamwalkers – Ambient Mechanics Mutation
7 – BPRMX – BiggerPictures.Mutate – RFJ
8 – The Long Trip Home – Ambient Mechanics Mutation
9 – What Happens in Waves – No Floors Mutation
10 – What Happens in Wavs – Grain Bastard Rips Them Open to See Mix
11- Daydreamwalkers – Your City Sleeps Mutation
12- Long Trip Home – OCD Soundsystm Mutation
13- revLOVEr – Remco H. Mutation
14- The Great North Wet – Sapling Mutation
15- The Great North Wet – Catnip and Claws Mutation
16 – The Long Trip Home – Nightdewller Mutation
17 – It’s All In My Head – IG88 Mutation

Mutated works mastered by Mike Watts
Published by Aaron Smith & Rick Jeldy in partnership with In Space and Time Records via the Altered Echo Project

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Br/ainfu+ked
Numerical
ndewlla
Cyclops
Jazzyspoon

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The Altered Echo Project wishes to thank Brandon K. Morris, Wayne Baker, and all the other heads at In Space & Time for giving us the opportunity to take this wonderful material one step further. Continued thanks to Mike Watts for the AMAZING MASTERS and really taking what we have to another level.

We’d also like to thank the enormous list of artists that participated in this release, and submitted works for consideration, without who none of this would have been possible.

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Don’t forget to check out our tenth single artist release in the AEP catalog
AEP010 – Dataf1ow – All At Once

And finally…

Thanks be to Jason Potorff aka Jazzyspoon for putting together this top shelf material and so graciously providing to the community in this way so as to facilitate this stunning collection of mutated works.

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“The clue is in the name. Go get it. Listen. Get the stems. Make a remix.”

-Tim

The Altered Echo Project in partnership with In Space and Time Records
are honored to announce…

**Out 09-12-14**

All tracks are mutations / re-interpretations of A Product of my Environment as composed by Jazzyspoon and released by In Space and Time Records.

-Preview-

1. A Sum of the Product – Phomorian

- Tracklisting -

1 – A sum of the Product – Phomorian
2 – Daydreamwalkers – Vlantis Remix
3 – Long Trip Home – Neuroscientist Remix
4 – Bigger pictures – Neu KatalYst Remix
5 – BPRMX – Bigger Pictures.Mutate – RFJ
6 – Daydreamwalkers (Ambient Mechanics)
7 – The Long Trip Home – c.db.sn emotional weight mix
8 – The Long Trip Home (ambient Mechanics)
9 – What Happens in Waves (No Floors Remix)
10 – What Happens in Wavs (grain Bastard rips them open to see mix)
11- Daydreamwalkers – Your City Sleeps
12- Long Trip Home – OCD Soundsystm
13- revLOVEr – Remco H.
14- The Great North Wet – Sapling
15- The Great North Wet – Catnip and Claws
16 – The Long Trip Home – Nightdewller Mutation
17 – It’s All In My Head – IG88 Remix

Mutated works mastered by Mike Watts
Published by Aaron Smith & Rick Jeldy in partnership with In Space and Time Records via the Altered Echo Project

- Artwork -

Br/ainfu+ked
Numerical
ndewlla
Cyclops
Jazzyspoon

***

The Altered Echo Project wishes to thank Brandon K. Morris, Wayne Baker, and all the other heads at In Space & Time for giving us the opportunity to take this wonderful material one step further. Continued thanks to Mike Watts for the AMAZING MASTERS and really taking what we have to another level.

We’d also like to thank the enormous list of artists that participated in this release, and submitted works for consideration, without who none of this would have been possible.

- In the Meantime -

Don’t forget to check out our tenth single artist release in the AEP catalog
AEP010 – Dataf1ow – All At Once

And finally…

Thanks be to Jason Potorff aka Jazzyspoon for putting together this top shelf material and so graciously providing to the community in this way so as to facilitate this stunning collection of mutated works.

***

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ISAT

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JazzySpoon

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“The clue is in the name. Go get it. Listen. Get the stems. Make a remix.”

-Tim

The Altered Echo Project…
is honored to Present – AEP010: Dataf1ow – All At Once

**Out Now**

To say what we have for our tenth release fuses nearly every type of music imaginable would be an understatement. To call it Fusion would be naive. Simply put; what we have for you here represents a veritable melting pot of styles, themes, and genres, formed into one single release, which brings it all together and serves it straight to you…

All At Once

Out Today – August 15th, 2014

–Stem & Sample Information–

As with all our previous releases extra insight, in the form of a sample pack, is provided with the EP deconstructed into separate audio files for all your remix needs. Dataf1ow has been kind enough to stem out EVERY TRACK on the clickable tracklisting found below.

Use them, abuse them, do with them what you will. It is our hope however that you, our listener turned artist, will find inspiration in what you hear and submit new works spawned from the old, back to us for possible republication through this project. We will always be accepting submissions for mutations of this work and any of our previous releases. However, please keep your eyes peeled for further information as related to the defined competition in the mutation of sound, that will be centered around this release.

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Clickable Tracklisting With Direct Stem / Sample Downloads

1. Arbalest
2. Harder Still
3. Stay the Course
4. Time Can Dance Too
5. Just Beyond

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All tracks mixed & composed by Dataf1ow
Vocals on track 3 Dena Woods
Mastered by Mike Watts
Published by Aaron Smith and Rick Jeldy via the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Attribution License

Artwork by Grace Bigler & Evan Boguina

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The Altered Echo Project wishes to thank Evan Boguina for providing us with this fabulous material, and Mike Watts for the AMAZING masters. We’d also like to thank YOU the listener for checking out the project and participating.

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The clue is in the name. Go get it, listen, get the stems, make a remix.
-Tim

The Altered Echo Project…
is honored to announce – AEP010: Dataf1ow – All At Once

August 15, 2014
To say what we have for our tenth release fuses nearly every type of music imaginable would be an understatement. To call it Fusion would be naive. Simply put; what we have for you here represents a veritable melting pot styles, themes, and genres, formed into one single release, which brings it all together and serves it straight to you…All At Once

Out August 15th, 2014

Preview – Time Can Dance Too

Tracklisting -

1. Arbalest
2. Harder, Still
3. Stay the Course
4. Time Can Dance Too
5. Just Beyond

All tracks mixed & composed by Dataf1ow
Vocals on track 3 Dena Woods
Mastered by Mike Watts
Published by Aaron Smith and Rick Jeldy via the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Attribution License

Artwork by Grace Bigler & Evan Boguina

As with our previous releases, Dataf1ow will provide extra insight, in the form of a sample pack with the EP deconstructed into separate audio files for all your remix needs. Use them, abuse them, do with what you will. It is our hope however that you, our listener turned artist, will find inspiration in what you hear and submit new works spawned from the old, back to us for possible republication through this project. We will always be accepting submissions for mutations of this work and any of our previous releases. However, please keep your eyes peeled for further information as related to the defined competition in the mutation of sound, that will be centered around this release.

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The Altered Echo Project wishes to thank Evan Boguina for providing us with this fabulous material and Mike Watts for the AMAZING masters. We’d also like to thank YOU the listener for checking out the project and participating.

AEP-

DotCom
SoundCloud
BandCamp
FaceBook

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The clue is in the name. Go get it, listen, get the stems, make a remix.

-Tim

The Altered Echo Project in partnership with In Space and Time Records proudly present…

JazzyspoonA Product of my Environment: Competition in the Mutation of Sound…

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As of today, June 1st 2014, the Altered Echo Project is officially accepting submissions for mutations of the newest release from

Jazzyspoon & In Space and Time Records 

If you have yet to hear this amazing release, from an artist who refuses to be pinned down by genre, you can check it out below. It’s a listen which demands attention, and any audiophiles dream. So have a seat, turn it up, press play, and enjoy the 10 track journey that is

 A Product of my Environment 

Physical copies of this release can be purchased from the ISAT bandcamp page linked above or by CLICKING HERE

Nuts n’ Bolts…

Submissions for mutations will be running for a 45 day period and closing Tuesday July 15th2014 at Midnight Eastern Standard Time. Once we collect the submissions the tracks will be judged and the track listing will be selected. The winning tracks will be skillfully mastered by Mike Watts and the release itself will receive a full promotional campaign from both The Altered Echo Project and In Space & Time. The only thing we ask is that you keep your tracks to a min -3 db (-5 preferred) with nothing on the master bus. Please keep your tracks PRIVATE and privately share them with us via The AEP SoundCloud. Dropbox links are also acceptable but please stay away from e-mail attachments.

Samples & Procedures

Jazzyspoon has been so kind as to stem out eight full tracks from his release. A quick listen through the release will reveal that the content contained within these individual sets of samples is any musicians dream. The list of available tracks is as follows, keep reading for instructions on obtaining links…

Good To Be Here – Bigger Pictures – Chainletter –  Daydreamwalkers –  Revolver

Great North Wet – The Long Trip Home –  What Happens In Waves

Being as one cannot even begin to accurately value something of this nature in terms of dollars and cents we have opted instead to trade them out for an e-mail address. The provided e-mail address will be kept private between AEP / ISAT and will not be released to any third party for any reason. The primary reason for this tit for tat exchange, besides tracking who gets what, is for purposes of artist followup between the competition holders and the participants. This effort is made to not only put together a fantastic release but also to build relationships within this creative community of people going forward.

So…

If you would like to request one, or a few, of these amazing collections of sounds please send an e-mail to:

alteredechoesproject@gmail.com 

Tell us who you are, what tracks you want, and we’ll send over direct link for download of whatever tracks you like, within 24 hours of receipt of your request. We’re real people, with real lives and real jobs, so don’t hold us to the fire if it takes 25, but most of the time it probably won’t even take 12.

Please keep in mind that the primary initial purpose of these sample sets are for use in this competition. So, please, keep your requests limited only to tracks you plan on actually remixing. Once your submission is received, if you would like links to any others, just let us know and we’ll be all too happy to comply.

Finally…

The Altered Echo Project wishes to thank Brandon K. Morris, Wayne Baker, and all the other heads at In Space & Time for giving us the opportunity to take this wonderful material one step further. Thanks be to Jason Pottorff  aka Jazzyspoon for putting together this top shelf material and so graciously providing to the community in this way.

We’d also like to thank YOU our listener turned artist for checking out our project and participating in this release. Please direct any correspondence or questions to the e-mail provided above. We look forward to hearing from YOU in the very near future.

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The clue is in the name. Go get it. Listen. Get the stems. Make a remix.

-Tim

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The Altered Echo Project in partnership with Grain Bastard  presents…

All tracks are reinterpretations / mutations of our 3rd release AEP003: Pieces 
Original Work Composed by Grain Bastard

Original & Mutated Works mastered by Mike Watts
Published by Aaron Smith and Rick Jeldy under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Attribution License 


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Don’t forget to check out our currently running Competition in the Mutation of Sound Echology v1

“The clue is in the name. Go get it, listen, get the stems, make a remix.”

-Tim

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Lost + Directionless by Candle Nine

a review by Aaron M. Smith

 

I have admittedly been sitting on a promise to review this album that has been out before Candle Nine even came to us with a request to review his newest release Lost + Directionless. In the end, I’m happy I spent so much time with this album; listening to it here and there, taking notes on scraps of paper or my cell phone.

 

As I approached this album and as I am listening now while doing the final edit to this review I wonder how one is to read the title. Is it “lost and directionless” or “lost plus directionless”. While on one hand the first option suggests two simultaneous and somewhat synonymous states of being, the second suggests a summing and doubling of the confusion brought on by a broken compass or lack of a map. The title suggests a journey. I think the questions the title suggests we ask of it’s grammatical nature by the use of the “+” in lieu of something more familiar are at the core of this album. The track names and music undoubtedly hint at a journey accurately described by the album title.

 

The album opener, Nowhere, begins with a burst of what I would define as unpleasant noise, but slips quickly into familiar, but still alluring brainfunk beats which are lead by a reverb drenched battlefield of guitars, vocals and strings. This album has “true grit” in both a textural and metaphoric sense.

 

The second track Ego Hunter some how feels like slipping into a hot tub of dopamine while not being at all “chill out” music. The yearning strings draw us into simpler, but equally funky drum patterns again accompanied by guitars.

 

Reach, somewhat in opposition to the previous tracks, slows the pace with a clam, undistorted piano and string focus. It also features the clearest vocals, mix-wise, thus far on the album. At approximately a third of the way through the album this pace change is welcomed and one of my favorite tracks on the album.

 

Hierarchy is a bit of a guitar and ambient sound epic, with a subtle four to the floor kick drum pattern driving the track. The intonations of the lyric “long live the king” over the track and, for this listener, a somewhat eerie and possibly social-political overtone, but typically I don’t like to read that far into music unless the message is very obvious.

 

Nausea, the fifth track, is big on noise and hasty beats. And in a strangely pleasant way sounds like it’s name sake. I want to keep listening for the instruments behind the noise, but feel somewhat repulsed by the wall of sound.

 

Persona opens with deep synth drones and strings. It is a slow boil that opens into one of those kinda sexy, kinda melancholy deep, chillout tracks. With distant and distorted vocals accompanied by subtle glitchy percussion and plucks swells of noise rise and fall leading the listen along its sonic pathways.

 

Rapunzel plays with choir, piano and noise as well as a haunting female vocal. While being much like the previous material, this track leaves its own particular footprint on the album. Following the slower, chiller tune Persona Rapunzel leads us down then back up into an explosion of percussion.

 

Singularity kind of wanders around a noisy bed of choir and strings. This is a beautiful beatless track and perhaps one of my personal favorites as the strings, although not an unfamiliar instrument on this album take turns with the piano as the rhythmic center of the piece. I am quite enamored with how this track ends with deep and clear strings. This works wonderfully as a penultimate track.

 

Finally, Gone, closes out the album and sounds much like it’s brothers and sisters—almost a extension of Singularity. As with some other tracks, there is a particular sense of yearning and a sense of an “epic” taking place. A personal journey. Or even, perhaps, a fairy tale or myth.

 

Overall Lost + Directionless is all about layers—you won’t get everything from it on the first listen. This is not to say the album is difficult. In fact, I find it rather accessible and not at all esoteric, all the while maintaining a canvas of textures that belong only to Candle Nine. Though obviously the album title is a clue, I don’t think anyone can listen to this album and feel a sense of a long and trying journey.

 

I would certainly recommend this album, which can be found on Candle Nine’s bandcamp page:

 

http://candlenine.bandcamp.com/album/lost-directionless

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